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Thread: 20 Year Old First Quilt!

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    Red face 20 Year Old First Quilt!

    This is a picture of my first quilt I made 20 years ago.

    I had no sewing machine and wanted to learn how to quilt.

    I had no one to show me the way.

    I gave myself the challenge of making an entire full size quilt by hand.

    It took me several months, but once done, I was hooked.

    My family saw what I had done and that X-mas they surprised me with my first sewing machine.

    See how well my quilt is held up after so long?

    I'm proud of my first work of art and so are the kids. My eldest is the one holding it up and the pic. She keeps reminding me that it's not for sale. LOL

    Until next time.

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    Well that quilt did hold up well, and it's a good thing because it's a beautiful quilt
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    What a beautiful quilt and a great job! I don't think I would have ever quilted if I had to do it all by hand. I'm looking forward to seeing some more of your quilts.
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    Gorgeous, great job and thank you for sharing, well done and here to many happy years of quilting and teaching your to quilt
    Have a Blessed day
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    I love your quilt. It looks so soft and comfortable. Have you made any more on the machine?

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    Love your first quilt, wow, excellent!

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    thanks for sharing this. Yes. It has held up well.

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    I love your story. Thanks for sharing. Great job on your first quilt.

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    Love it, really well done. Thank you for posting a picture of your great quilt.

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    Isn't it great that your kids cherish what you do? The quilt is so soft and feminine looking. What a treasure!

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    That first one is always special!
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    Beautiful quilt! Even after all these years. What a nice story.
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    Pretty good, good looking, good looking family and good work! So how many more have you made in the last 20 years?
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    All by hand!!! You did an amazing job. It's beautiful.
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    I love it! A.ll by hand!!! Thats amazing for your first quilt! I learned about 4 yrs ago with an old library book from the 1960's! My first wasnt as great as yours!!

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    Beautiful, I wouldn't think hand sewing would hold up so well.
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    Beautiful quilt. You did a good job.

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    I am sooooo impressed with your quilting skills.

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    Wow, that is beautiful. What a wonderful story thank you for sharing. I can imagine the wonderful items you created with that first sewing machine.

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    Thank you everyone! You've made me so proud. I think my head will pop with getting so big. LOL
    Last edited by quiltingsupport; 06-07-2013 at 05:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine43 View Post
    I love your quilt. It looks so soft and comfortable. Have you made any more on the machine?
    Yes I have! I have several quilts. Each of my kids has one and I've made many for other people.
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 06-17-2013 at 07:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartiMorga View Post
    Pretty good, good looking, good looking family and good work! So how many more have you made in the last 20 years?
    Gosh, I don't know. After 25 in the fist 2 years I stopped counting. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartiMorga View Post
    Pretty good, good looking, good looking family and good work! So how many more have you made in the last 20 years?
    Gosh, I don't know. After 25 in the first 2 years I stopped counting. LOL

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    Awesome quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    FOR SALE??? You would never do that - especially when you have a DD who obviously wants it.
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